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Discussion in 'Kyron Horman Reference and Time Line Forum' started by JBean, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    if someone is baiting you, (and truly it may only be a perception because the written word is tricky that way) ignore them 100%. if it is a troll, responding to them in a polite manner will not make any difference. Put them on ignore, scroll by and find a post that is interesting and worthy of discussion.
    If no one talks to trolls, they have no one to talk to.
    Honestly, it really is that simple.

    You will never be banned for answering someone in a polite and courteous manner. if you fall for their trick once, just don;t do it twice :)
     


  2. Adalena935

    Adalena935 New Member

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    Is what we hear reported on tv and radio news okay to mention? Even if it's tv news reports I'm usually only privy to audio so all I hear is what I hear. abc, cbs, fox, msnbc, cnn. Are those considered main stream media? Otherwise it's AP news via radio broadcast. Is AP radio considred main stream?
     
  3. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    sure as long as you can link to the report. You would be surprised how many times that I have thought the newscaster said something that they didn't.
    So, it is always best to link the report. If it is information that is not totally contradictory to prior information, or an aha moment or immaterial to the case, it's not such a big deal.
    For example if you said I heard on the radio that they did not find anything at SI, you wouldn't really need to link that because it is already generally understood. But if you said I heard they found a woman's size 5 shoe by SI and it matches the shoe that XX wears, you better find a link or forget about posting it.
    hth
     
  4. Adalena935

    Adalena935 New Member

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    Yes that's simple enough but I already replied to someone today in sincere manner who I just was unsure of. I will take heed. Thank you.
     
  5. Adalena935

    Adalena935 New Member

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    I would never mention a news report if I wasn't positive of what I heard and I have been in that situation where I thought I heard something. But I wouldn't mention it on a msg board unless I'm positive. AP or CNN can be verified by a reader of msg boards. At least eventually. Usually takes a few overnite hrs or such for them to post on their web sites. Or people can email them to verify it was reported. I understand not posting specifics without a link or source. I appreciate your help very much.
     
  6. grandmaj

    grandmaj Former Member

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    Landscaper or LS is the appropriate way to refer to the man who came forward to say he had been offered money to kill Kaine.


    Lawn Boy, Lawn Dude, the Weed Whacker or other such variations might be construed as offensive, and will be considered name calling.
     
  7. Adalena935

    Adalena935 New Member

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    I would like to make a heartfelt and courteous plea to please let the terms stepmom, stepdad, biological parents, step parents, grandparents please be used. MSM uses these terms in their headers, posters post them in the links thread for this case. If it's okay to post small exerpts of MSM news stories with these terms in them, why is it not alright for us to type them?

    Kyron does have grandparents, mother, father, step mother, step father, grandfather, grandparents.

    Why is this considered a nono if MSM uses these terms and headers & excerpts to news stories containing these terms are allowed to be posted with these terms in them. The little boy does have these people in his life. Please let us type them & not just copy & paste. I'm a fast typer and it's much faster for me to type these terms than to study all the people's specific names just for sake of casual chat. I never took these terms as disrespectful to anyone in any way when reading or hearing them from news reports. I never meant these terms as disrespectful to anyone in any way when I used them myself. I sincerely thought what MSM uses is okay to use. These terms are pertinent to this case and they can be linked to MSM news on this case.

    Google search results and much of them are MSM and oregon news. These terms are even used continually in video reports on this case.

    kryon step mom
    About 18,800 results (0.42 seconds)
    kryon stepmom
    About 22,300 results (0.18 seconds)
    kyron step parents
    About 28,700 results (0.35 seconds)
    kyron biological parents
    About 13,900 results (0.28 seconds)

    Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
     
  8. WhyaDuck?

    WhyaDuck? Inactive

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    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107206"]*~* Welcome Members and Guests to Kyron's Forum *~* - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]



    (Add to that, "K" or "baby K" for Kyron's little sister, if you need to refer to her.)

    HTH
     
  9. Adalena935

    Adalena935 New Member

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    Thanks to the person who posted the guide. I know there's guides for abbreviations and a lot of people like to use them, but it doesn't say it's required. Why can't we simply type little sister etc? Is the nicknames mandatory?
     
  10. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    No, they are just a guide. :)
     
  11. WhyaDuck?

    WhyaDuck? Inactive

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    I have used respectful descriptors (like "TH's dad" or "Kyron's little sister") and was not disciplined for it. I don't know if the rules have changed, but I was under the impression that they just didn't want minors' names or derogatory nicknames. I haven't been to the threads much these past few days (the heat makes me cranky, so I am staying away from anything serious), so I am not sure what makes you think those terms you listed are not allowed.

    Sorry I can't be of more help. Perhaps you should PM a mod if you see your posts being deleted or edited and want clarification.

    (Others will, of course, continue to use initials and such, as most of the regular posters on these forums are quite familiar with the case and know all players by name.)
     
  12. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    All of that is fine. The initials were created so people knew who others were talking about. :)
     
  13. Adalena935

    Adalena935 New Member

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    Thank you. I hope the terms little sister, grandma, grandpa, cousin, uncle, stepmom and stepdad, stepfather, half-brother, half-sister, step-sister, biological brother, biological-sister, sis, biological dad, biological mom etal have not become derogatory terms. It makes me want to cry to think that they have.

    Those are beloved endearing terms generated by respect. Calling people by their first names as if I know them personally when I don't is to familiar for me. I understand when others do but I ask the same consideration. I'm so sorry anyone would think I'm cynical by referring to someone's step-parent, uncle or grandparent or half-sibling appropriately. Because that's what they are and there is nothing disrespectful in calling them those widely accepted terms.

    Cynical means to show contempt. Those terms have no part of that word's definition. They mean the opposite. They indicate love, caring and respect.
     
  14. WhyaDuck?

    WhyaDuck? Inactive

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    Could a mod or someone else in the know help me out on this:

    Are we allowed to link to an interview with a minor if his/her name and face aren't shown in our post itself? (i.e. that video interview with Kyron's friend - if we disable the embedding, and just link to the vid, is that ok?)

    TIA.
     
  15. grandmaj

    grandmaj Former Member

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    You can link to a news story just don't embed as you stated. MSM only. And you know also of course no minor names. 10-4.
    Thanks for asking :)
     
  16. GardenGirlNJ

    GardenGirlNJ New Member

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    Is there a Newcomer thread here?
     
  17. WhyaDuck?

    WhyaDuck? Inactive

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    To WS itself, you mean? There sure is:


    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76289"]Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]


    (And WELCOME!)
     
  18. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    Just an FYI
     
  19. CPP

    CPP New Member

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    I'm sorry, but I find it extremely disconcerting / frustrating when entire threads get moved and become inaccessible. This happened a few times with the Casey threads and then again with the Shaniya threads. I turned to lurking because it's horribly frustrating (when participating in a discussion) to find the thread ripped away removing important exchange of ideas / info along with whatever material was/is deemed inappropriate. Wouldn't it be better to just purge the offending posts rather than invalidating the exchanges or, worse yet, leaving one with the feeling that they may have offended, although not knowing how. It really does discourage one from participating. Why bother to start / join in a conversation if its only going to be removed (for whatever reason) unless one has a photographic memory and has committed every earlier comment to memory and/or really doesn't give a hoot what others' as yet unseen opinions, ideas, responses may have been.

    I don't mean to grouse, but isn't there a way to delete unwanted posts without punishing everyone?
     
  20. shorty42404

    shorty42404 Well-Known Member

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    I think that when there are a lot of rumors and bashing..etc. going on it's difficult for the mods to go through all of the posts and delete each individual one so that's why the whole thread gets shut down or removed. At least for me, I never go through all of the posts when trying to keep up with new info because it's impossible to take the time to do so. I understand how you feel though :smile:
     

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